Tagged: arkansas economic development commission

Arkansas Black Caucus Concerned About Hiring Plans for Big River Steel

by Michael Stratford, The Associated Press 2/11/2013 1:43 pm

Members of the Arkansas Legislative Black Caucus say they're concerned that the governor's proposal to provide millions of dollars in state funding to help bring a large steel mill to the state doesn't include a requirement that the company hire African-American workers.

Proposed Big River Steel Mill Gives Community ‘Reason to Exist’

by Jan Cottingham 2/11/2013 12:00 am

It took John Correnti and Arkansas economic development officials about a year to put together the deal for a $1.1 billion “mini-mill” to be built near Osceola, a plant that would employ 525 people earning an average yearly compensation of $75,000 apiece.

Notes From Wednesday's House Meeting on Big River Steel

by Mark Carter 2/7/2013 10:16 am

Wednesday's Arkansas House "committee as a whole" meeting on the proposed Big River Steel project in Mississippi County took on a Groundhog Day vibe.

Notes from Today’s Senate Meeting on Big River Steel

by Lance Turner 2/4/2013 4:46 pm

The Arkansas Senate conducted a “committee of the whole” session today to quiz Gov. Mike Beebe, Arkansas Economic Development Commission Executive Director Grant Tennille, and other parties involved in the $1.1 billion Big River Steel deal.

Let's Take A Close Look at That Big River Steel Incentive Package - And John Correnti

by Lance Turner 2/1/2013 3:17 pm

In addition to a hard look at the AEDC's incentive package, we'd suggest a hard look at the man at the center of the Big River Steel deal, John Correnti.

Billion-Dollar 'Superproject' Highlights Amendment 82 Bonds

by Michael Stratford, The Associated Press 1/27/2013 10:55 am

As Gov. Mike Beebe's administration negotiates with a yet-to-be-revealed company over a plan that could bring a $1 billion project to Arkansas, state officials want legislators to follow an unprecedented course to ensure the deal goes through.

Tracking Gov. Mike Beebe's Billion-Dollar Mystery Project

by Lance Turner 1/15/2013 2:55 pm

So the hunt begins. What is the mystery project Gov. Mike Beebe hinted at in his State of the State Address today?

Mike Beebe, AEDC Plan Expansion Announcement in Fort Smith

by Arkansas Business Staff 11/28/2012 2:26 pm

Gov. Mike Beebe and the Arkansas Economic Development Commission have scheduled an "economic expansion" announcement for Thursday in Fort Smith.

Battelle Study: Arkansas Poised to Grow Knowledge-Based Economy

by Mark Carter 11/27/2012 1:20 pm

A study commissioned by the Arkansas Research Alliance finds the state well positioned to create more high-paying jobs. The report aims to gauge progress of a 2009 plan to develop "knowledge-based" jobs.

Southwest Power Pool Wants Better Public Schooling in Arkansas

by Chuck Bartels, The Associated Press 11/27/2012 7:36 am

Southwest Power Pool Inc.'s decision to keep its $62 million headquarters in Arkansas indicates that the state can support major employers with highly educated workforces. But according to Nick Brown, the company's top executive, Arkansas needs to better train its young students for careers in technology.

Mitch Chandler Joins Little Rock Chamber As COO

by Arkansas Business Staff 8/7/2012 12:51 pm

Little Rock Regional Chamber of Commerce said Tuesday that Mitch Chandler has been named its chief operating officer, replacing Gary Newton.